Antique Candle Works Blog / Spring Candles
Spring is a time of newness in the form of blooming plants, new life, and warm sunny days after the winter. In the spirit of spring, you may have noticed in the past month or so that we have added two perfect spring fragrances to our list! These scents have just the right combination of crisp, sweet, freshness that brighten up any spring day this season. So, without further ado, I’d like to officially introduce you to our two newest fragrances on the Antique Candle Works line: Fresh Cut Herbs and Sweet Lemon.
Fresh Cut Herbs: A cozy, spicy smell of herbs including basil and fresh spearmint with hints of floral and apple.
This fresh fragrance is the perfect scent for any crazy plant lady! With the cozy, herby smell of fresh greens and a subtle hint of sweet fruit, this scents puts your adorable little herb garden in one yummy candle. It’s hard to resist the allure of that fresh plants, especially when that smell manages to brighten up your entire home! I love this new fragrance so much because of it’s refreshing, clean aroma. It’s literally spring in a jar!
Sweet Lemon: Clean, crisp lemon with light floral hints of geranium and rose.
If you’re in love with all things lemon, this fragrance is for you! It’s crisp, tart, sweet, and flowery all at once! This fragrance makes me think of lemony candies or lemon shake-ups from a street fair. Image enjoying some sweet lemony goodness while loving the smell of fresh spring blooms…So good! This yummy scent is definitely one that makes a bright and sunny day that much sunnier!
Sweet Lemon is actually the newest Scent of the Month and is 10% off during the entire month of May! It’s never been a better time to try out one of our newest, yummiest fragrances on the Antique Candle Works line!
If you liked these new fragrances, you should know that there is sure to be more coming soon this year! To get the first glimpse of our next new fragrance, and to have the chance to be an exclusive candle tester to help determine our next scent, become our friend by joining the Antique Candle Works email list!
Have a beautiful day!
Have you ever smelled a specific fragrance that brought to mind different images of what that smell reminded you of? Maybe its nostalgic, like our Momma’s Kitchen fragrance that always reminds you of pies in my grandma’s oven, or like Southern Hospitality reminding you of warm summer evenings sitting outside on your parents’ old porch. Or maybe a smell just reminds you of a relaxing scene or place, like an open field of grass and wildflowers. Whatever comes to mind when you smell any of our Antique Candle Works candles, our most popular spring candles always inspire us with warm and sunny visions of what the season holds!
An outdoor, fresh woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet and lilac highlighted with a soft musk.
This fragrance takes you back to that old country road on a warm spring evening, taking a ride to enjoy the sun with someone special. It brings to mind images of sunbeams shining through bright green leaves, sprigs of wild lavender lining the overgrown ditch, and hints of mulberry trees poking out of the tree line, almost ready to bloom for sweet summer berries. In my vision, there’s music on the radio, the car windows are down, and we’re singing on the top of our voices.
A wonderful crisp clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit.
Spring Cleaning! Clean Cotton is the perfect scent for the freshness that comes with the spring season. This fragrance tells the story of a warm morning, sun breaking through the screen door on your home. You can hear the morning birds singing to their babies. White bath towels are out on the clothesline, and freshly picked daisies are in a vase of cool, clear water on a newly cleaned table. Soft linens are being folded on the couch, and the sweetness that accompanies a newly cleaned room fills the air.
A soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
One of our most soothing fragrances takes the mind on a short vacation from reality to a breezy morning by a cottage in the country at the end of a stunning lavender field that stretches far into the distance. You can see the rows of bright violet flowers curve and wind around hills, and the breeze carries notes of greenery from a neighboring wood under the aroma of lavender. The sun reflects against the bright green stems that highlights the little buds of each flower, and your fingertips graze the blooms as you walk along the rows.
Clean, crisp lemon with light floral hints of geranium and rose.
With our newest fragrance, I envision making homemade lemonade with my grandmother on a warm spring afternoon. We’ve been outside all day, tending to her vegetable garden and playing in the sun. She has colorful geraniums planted just outside the kitchen windows, which she leaves open to let the breeze in. We squeeze fresh lemons, and the crisp, tart scent mixes with the flowers outside. The juice is mixed into a pitcher with sugar, and we enjoy the sweet, refreshing drink out on the balcony.
Freshly picked wildflowers, pansies, sunflowers and lilacs.
By the old train tracks in the country that runs along a clear creek, countless wildflowers reach above the overgrown grass and wrap around the stream. Small blooms of yellow and white trace the unused rails and dot the bright grass, while tall lilac bushes are scattered wildly along the tree line. A little adventurer and her sister balance themselves on the rail beams as they pass through, occasionally stepping down to pick the loveliest flowers to surprise their mother with. A breeze makes the wildflowers dance, and the girls gather up their bouquet and continue on the tracks.
These are our visions of spring that we see with each of our most popular spring candles. Each soothing scent creates a stunning image that is reflected in each ingredient of the fragrances, and I can’t get enough of them!
What do you see when you smell our spring scents?
Yay! It’s finally spring! We can expect temperatures to finally rise, flowers to bloom, and longer sunshiny days!
One of my favorite parts of the spring season is that everything is bright, fresh, and sweet. Bright colors, fresh fruits, and of course, yummy Antique Candle Works candles! But the season also brings around tons of sweet and refreshing desserts that are perfect for Easter, a spring get-together, or just because.
Our friend Stephanie (from Stephanie Spring Blog), has got spring baking mastered! She is a home and lifestyle blogger with tons beautiful and yummy recipes. Including her Fluffy Lemon Cheesecake! This lemon-lovers staple is perfect for Easter and a must-have at spring gatherings. It just looks too good, and I can’t wait to make this myself!
Stephanie’s Fluffy Lemon Cheesecake
Check out the original recipe here to make the crust!
Prepare the crust first! You’ll need an 8 or 9-inch pie pan, or a cheesecake pan if you have one, and will need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees. After the crust is baked, make sure to let it cool before adding the lemony filling!
Ingredients for the Filling:
3 8oz packages of cream cheese (at room temperature)
4 eggs (also at room temperature)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 & 1/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon juice (Stephanie used lemon essential oil)
35 additional drops of lemon juice (or essential oil)
Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to mix until soft and fluffy. Add all the other ingredients as you continue mixing. Mix until the filling is silky smooth, and then mix a little more.
Pour all of the lemony goodness into the prepared crust (remember, get the ingredients and instructions for the crust from Stephanie’s original recipe!) and place in the oven.
Immediately reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 60-90 minutes.
Check it often after 60 minutes. When it’s done, it should be firm to the touch but slightly soft in the middle. There will be a little jiggle in the middle but not towards the outer edges. Once removed from the oven, let it cool. Then, place it in the fridge to firm up some more.
Enjoy your sweet, fluffy lemon cheesecake!
I can’t wait to try this yummy dessert for myself, and I’ll definitely be pairing it with our new Sweet Lemon candles when I do! I couldn’t think of a more perfect match than a Sweet Lemon fragrance and a sweet lemon cake. The clean, crisp lemon scent with lightly sweet, floral hints of geranium and rose is a must-have for your home this spring!
If you liked this recipe, Stephanie Spring has many more sweet, savory, and even healthy food recipes to try for yourself. Not to mention plenty other fun topics to browse through on her blog!
Recipe photography by Stephanie Spring
The holiday season is finally here! It’s a time to celebrate love, family, tradition, and so much more! It’s also time to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone, and for that person on your list that have have no idea what do to for. But don’t worry! Antique Candle Works has got you covered! With our natural soy candles that come in 17 unique fragrances, there’s bound to be something for Grandma, Mom, your brother, and everyone on your list!
So, what kind of scents are they into?
They like anything sweet!
Sweet scents for sweet people! If your special someone is a lover of sweetness, then look no further! From fragrances that make your mouth water, or others that are a bit subtler, we are here for you!
Apple Pickin’: The mouthwatering smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Cashmere: A subtle sweetness with white musk infused with western cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.
Cucumber Melon: The crisp, clean scents of cucumbers, ripened in the sun and picked fresh from the garden mixed with a hint of sweet, delicious melon.
Good Tidings: Another subtly sweet fragrance that happens to be a Christmas favorite with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Pumpkin Spice: The classic yummy scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
Vanilla: A sweet and yummy classic, enveloped in buttery undertones.
Maybe something spiced?
Some of the best fragrances are created through a careful combination of warm and cozy spices. Here’s what we’ve got for you!
Christmas Day: This scent literally smells like Christmas! It’s a splendid mix of fresh cut pine boughs of balsam, pine and fir wrapped around warmed cinnamon sticks, ground clove, with a base note of dried holiday fruits and sweet oak moss.
Good Tidings: This holiday favorite is sugar, spice, and everything nice with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Momma’s Kitchen: Every had a smell take you back to the good ol’ days? This one will with top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice.
Nag Champa: Spiced like incense, this has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
Pumpkin Spice: Sweet and spiced with the classic scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
They love a good, clean smell.
There’s nothing like a fresh and clean scent to fill your home so you can sit back and relax. We’ve definitely got some soothing smells here for that!
Apple Pickin’: It’s sweet, but also fresh and clean. The smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Autumn Leaves: Clean and outdoorsy with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Clean Cotton: This is one of our best fragrances! A wonderful, crisp, clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit.
Lavender: Fresh and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Sage & Citrus: This scent is a clean and earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage.
Southern Hospitality: It always reminds me of a nice, inviting home. The heart is herbaceous and woody with juniper, aloe, hawthorn and jasmine. Sparkling fresh bouquet with a top note blend of fruity apples, peaches and clean melon.
What about something flowery or outdoorsy?
Don’t fret, we’ve got that too! These scents have the best flowery scents, as well as some musky favorites from nature!
Autumn Leaves: The clean scent of the fall air with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Back Roads: This is a favorite among the guys! An outdoor, fresh woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet and lilac highlighted with a soft musk.
Lavender: Calming and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Nag Champa: This is an incense-like, flowery scent that has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
White Pine: This smells exactly like your Christmas pine! An incredible, deep Northwood evergreen scent.
Wildflowers: You can never go wrong with straight flowery scents! This one includes freshly picked wildflowers, pansies, sunflowers and lilacs.
There are so many Antique Candle Works fragrances for you to choose from, but as you can see there is always something for everyone! ‘Tis the season to enjoy the holidays, not stress. So, get your Christmas shopping done early with our natural soy candles!
Don’t forget! December’s Scent of the Month is none other than Christmas Day! Get 10% off all Christmas Day candles and melts during the whole month!
At Antique Candle Works, we pride ourselves in providing you with the best candle experience possible. To you, that might mean there’s one special candle that always makes you feel warm and cozy. Or, it could be that you always want a different scent filling your home with soothing fragrances every day. Whatever that experience looks like for you, we are here to deliver!
However, have you ever thought that maybe you want to branch out a little and try something new? We currently have seventeen unique fragrances—that’s a lot to try out! You may get lucky with a brand new scent in the sample tin you get for free with your candle order, but there’s only one sample per order. Now, we finally have a great way for you to try nearly all of our yummy scents with our all new Sample Packs!
The Best-Sellers Sample Pack includes your all-time favorites: Sage & Citrus, Clean Cotton, Back Roads, and Momma’s Kitchen. Each of these scents are uniquely fresh, crisp, or spiced to your liking!
The Fall Sample Pack has all the best scents for the cozy fall season: Autumn Leaves, Apple Pickin’, Pumpkin Spice, and Momma’s Kitchen. Sweet, spiced, and everything nice all wrapped into one snug pack!
The Christmas Sample Pack is full of all the yummy scents of the holiday season: Vanilla, White Pine, Good Tidings, and of course, Christmas Day. Let it snow, and cuddle by candlelight with this warm holiday bundle!
Can’t decide which fragrance to try? Try them all with our soy candle sample packs!
Which sample pack is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Be the first to hear about all the goings on in the candle studio (like the release of the new sample packs!) by signing up for the Antique Candle Works email list! You’ll receive 15% off your first order, and your name will be put on a list to potentially be a new fragrance candle tester!
Have a beautiful day!
Photography by Ashley from Our Modern Antebellum
That is a question that many of us at Antique Candle Works are asked on, and off the clock. We currently carry a total of 16 unique fragrances that have been carefully selected to represent our brand. Many of our fragrances are seasonal, meaning that they are most popular during certain times of the year. If you were to ask us what our most popular fragrance is toward the end of the year, for example, the answer would be Christmas Day. Or, in September, it might be Autumn Leaves or Pumpkin Spice. However, all of our scents can be enjoyed by everyone at any time of the year!
Here are our four most popular fragrances chosen by you!
Top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice. This nostalgic fragrance sends you straight into your mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen. What could be more appetizing than that? You can almost taste that pie in the oven!
An earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage. This is definitely one of our most refreshing fragrances. It is a clean, fresh scent with just enough of that citrusy sweetness to brighten up an entire room! You might find yourself craving a glass of lemonade!
Popular scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix that says "Welcome Home!" Though this scent peaks during the fall season, it is a classically delicious fragrance that just makes everyone smile, no matter the time of the year! The combination of pumpkin and spices makes me want to gather around with my family and enjoy some pie!
And our most popular fragrance is…
A wonderfully crisp, clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit. Clean Cotton is without a doubt a favorite to be enjoyed year-round! This clean fragrance isn’t like your typical linen scent. The subtle sweetness brings a whole new level of freshness to this soothing scent, and it is easy to see why this is our most popular fragrance to date!
What do you think of our top four fragrances? Are there any that surprised you? Let us know what your favorite fragrance is on Facebook!
Don't miss our monthly Antique Candle Restock that starts tomorrow, June 15th, at 8pm EST!
Have a beautiful day!
June is the month where spring inevitably comes to an end, and a new summer begins. Hopefully you’ve finished up your spring cleaning just in time for the kids to get out of school for summer break, and have had a nice hot day to enjoy the sun. It’s also the time of year that all of you with gardens can finally plant your fruits and veggies to be ready for some fresh and tasty meals to come! Nothing is more mouth-watering than a fresh fruit, and with that in mind, this month’s featured scent is none other than Apple Pickin’! The sweet smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard will take you out of your living room and straight to the farmers’ market!
Whenever we post a photo of one of our candles on Facebook, Instagram, or even Pinterest, we love seeing all the responses from each of you! Apple Pickin’ is always a favorite for our followers! Mardi on Instagram told us that this fragrance is so yummy that when she was burning her candle, “My honey thought I was baking a pie the other day when he came home, haha!”
Another follower loved how real the candle smells, saying, “I LOOOOVE a good, true apple scented candle!” It is so rewarding to know that we can provide great candle experiences through our Apple Pickin’ fragrance!
During the entire month of June, all Apple Pickin’ products will be 10% off, starting this very day! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! Nothing is better than walking into a room filled with the delicious scent of fresh apples. It’s enough to brighten anyone’s day!
Check out all of our Apple Pickin’ candles and melts, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the sale or otherwise! Also, check out our revamped Pinterest page for an awesome gallery full of our candles and our Antique Candle Works style!
The Apple Pickin’ Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on June 30, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.
During the past few months, there have been a lot of exciting new changes going on inside the Antique Candle Works Studio! We are thrilled to see the business growing first-hand and want to give you an inside look at our developments and plans for the near future.
Just since the start of the year, the studio has been booming as we hand pour more and more candles to fulfill orders for a growing list of clients. As the number of candles and melts we needed to make and ship increased, Brittany realized that it may be time to bring another person onto the Antique Candle Works team. And that is how we met our newest friend, Macey!
Macey has been an amazing help in the studio and in just over a month, has increased efficiency and allowed us to bring even more candles to your home! To learn more about Macey, read her Employee Spotlight on the Antique Candle Works Blog!
The growth in candle sales also made us realize that the studio itself needed a major revamping! We were running out of room not only in the production area, but also in the packaging and the shipping area. Something needed to be done. With the help of Brittany’s husband, Dan, we built and set up three new tables (1 for production, 2 for shipping), three label racks, a new stocking shelf, and completely reorganized the shipping area.
This increased production by at least 50 16oz candles and allows us to more easily pour 100lbs of wax a day. The racks gave us more room to store 80 large rolls of all our different labels, including our redesigned travel tin labels.
The new shelf gives each fragrance its own shelf rather than sharing, storing more products and making them more readily available to you. We also added a hanging packing peanut dispenser to the remodeled shipping area, and now shipments can be sent out with much more speed and ease!
In other production news, for the past couple months we have also been testing out different types of wicks to replace our current ones. We’ve tested a variety of wicks with differences ranging from thickness, to their material.
The new wicks will be similar to our old ones in the sense that they (when used properly) will burn the wax to the edge of the candle, will provide a clean, even burn, and will translate all of our unique fragrances. However, they may also allow you to burn your candle even longer than before!
Looking to the Future...
All of these exciting updates express how Antique Candle Works has grown and continues to provide enjoyable candle experiences to a multitude of those who have burned our candles. Therefore, this has us looking to the future and what you may expect to come from the candle studio. We hope to add another melter soon that would allow us to pour an additional 50lbs at a time, and potentially 200lbs in a single day! We are also rebooting our Pinterest page, which will be full of beautiful farmhouse decor, vintage design, and of course, candles!
Finally, this fall, we are planning to add a special, limited time fragrance to Antique Candle Works! We are looking forward to making this brand new scent available to everyone in the next few months! Be on the lookout for more information on this limited time offer and how, as an email subscriber, you can get involved, too!
A Special Thanks
All of the developments that have occurred here in the candle studio could not have been possible without all of the loyal wholesale and retail customers that have supported us. You are our friends, and you encourage us to strive for greatness and bring you the best product possible. We hope to continue to provide an enjoyable, memorable experience through our candles, and maybe even meet new friends along the way.
We appreciate your feedback! Let us know what you think of all this exciting candle studio news and stay up-to-date with Facebook and Instagram!
*Please note that next week's blog post will be posted on Thursday, June 1st, rather than Wednesday, May 31st. Can you guess the next scent of the month?
Backroads and Lavender photography by Erica from Our Humble Nest.
I think you all know what time of the month it is! Yes, it’s time for another antique candle sale! This month’s sale will take place next Tuesday, May 16th, at 8pm EDT! Visit our antique candle sale page at the start of the sale to see what we have available this month. But remember, these candles are in limited supply and they go fast!
As always, we will have blue and clear Ball/Mason jars, and we will also have several antique vessels filled with your favorite fragrances. Some of our favorite antique vessels are the genuine vintage tins from antique stores. We have seen old tins that once stored coffee, tobacco, peanuts, mints—even fruitcake!
It is so fun to open up these tins, fill them with soy wax, and create a brand new candle out of something that is decades old. The idea of taking something so old that it is considered an antique and turning it into this new and beautiful piece of home décor is so intriguing! I just love the idea of upcycling with these vintage tins!
Don’t miss out on our next antique candle restock May 16th at 8pm EDT! Make sure you get your tin, Ball jar, or other vintage candle before they are gone!
After May 16th, visit the Antique Candle Works antique candle page for the next restock date!
Have a blessed day!
Summer is almost here, but for now we still have almost two months left of spring and we are out of the rainy season! It’s time to bring on the sunshine, and break out some shorts! With everything having finally turned green, I can’t wait for all the blooms to grow and gardens to be filled. “April showers bring May flowers,” and with that in mind, this month Antique Candle Works is featuring one of our favorites: Lavender! A soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones. What better way to stop and smell the flowers?
You know that we love hearing from our friends who have tried our candles, and a few of them shared their thoughts about our Lavender fragrance on Instagram! Tina told us, “I use lavender throughout the entire year. It’s so calming and relaxing."
Kristin agreed, “The smell of Lavender is my favorite! So relaxing.” We always appreciate the feedback you give us. We love knowing that Antique Candle Works candles give you a rewarding and fun experience!
During the entire month of May, all Lavender products will be 10% off, starting today! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! This soothing, rejuvenating fragrance is a beautiful and flowery scent that calms your nerves and lifts you up, and there couldn’t be a more perfect opportunity to get yours, now!
Check out all of our Lavender products and contact us if you have any questions; we are more than happy to help! Also, visit to our Facebook page and tell us about your experience with our Lavender candles and melts! We love talking with you!
The Lavender Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on May 31, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.